Celebrities whose ancestors made history

Beyoncé - Beyoncé is one of the most successful musical artists of our time.

Rashida Jones - Actress Rashida Jones is already known as the daughter of legendary music producer Quincy Jones. 

Harry Lloyd - Actor Harry Lloyd, known for his role as Viserys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones,' is related to one of the greatest writers in history.

Cary Elwes - On that note, an ancestor of actor Cary Elwes inspired Charles Dickens' most famous character: Ebenezer Scrooge.

Kit Harrington - Kit Harrington is related to a famous English Catholic rebel named Robert Catesby. 

Cindy Crawford - Supermodel Cindy Crawford is closely related to one of the most famous writers in American history.

Helena Bonham Carter - Helena Bonham Carter certainly has the air of a woman with interesting relatives!

King Princess - Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter King Princess has deep connections to the city of her birth.

George Clooney - Hollywood giant George Clooney is related to the most famous president in US history.

Robert Pattinson - Robert Pattinson is best known for his role as vampire Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' movie series.

Gustav Mahler - Beyoncé has distant Austrian roots that connect her to the famous 19th-century composer Gustav Mahler.

Abraham Lincoln - He is connected to Abraham Lincoln through a woman called Lucy Hanks, who was Lincoln's maternal grandmother.

Betty Washington Lewis - She is also related to the sister of the first US president, George Washington.

King Edward I - Even further back, Jones is connected to King Edward I. He was the king of England in the 13th century.

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